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“I should have won ’86, he should have won ’87” – Piquet and Mansell on their rivalry 26th January 2013, 19:20

Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet talk about their notorious F1 rivalry, sportsmanship – and whether today’s drivers could cope with yesterday’s cars.

Today in 1953: Peron’s Grand Prix ends in carnage 18th January 2013, 14:16

The first flyaway round of the world championship was held in Argentina on this day 60 years ago. But the race held at the behest of president Juan Domingo Peron ended in tragedy.

F1 fans? classic Grand Prix videos: 1991 7th January 2013, 13:01

Fans’ videos from the 1991 F1 season include new footage of the decisive moment when Nigel Mansell lost the world championship to Ayrton Senna.

F1 fans’ classic Grand Prix videos: 1990 23rd August 2012, 9:30

F1 fans’ videos from the 1990 season include footage of Ayrton Senna losing victory in Mexico, Gerhard Berger and Nigel Mansell colliding in Hungary – and some of F1’s worst cars.

Today in 1987: Mansell defeats Piquet at Silverstone 12th July 2012, 12:31

One of Nigel Mansell’s greatest victories came 25 years ago today on home ground at Silverstone – but his win had consequences for Williams.

Today in 1962: The Clark-Lotus era begins at Spa 17th June 2012, 11:11

Jim Clark’s victory in the 1962 Belgian Grand Prix marked the beginning of an era in which he and Lotus owner Colin Chapman dominated Formula 1.

Today in 1982: Start line crash in Canada kills Paletti 13th June 2012, 9:25

The turbulent 1982 season took another tragic turn 30 years ago today as Ricardo Paletti lost his life in the Canadian Grand Prix.

On this day in 1982: Gilles Villeneuve killed at Zolder 8th May 2012, 9:22

Formula One lost one of its most beloved heroes on this day 30 years ago. Gilles Villeneuve was killed in a crash at Zolder in Belgium.

30 years ago today: Villeneuve and Pironi’s fatal feud at Ferrari 25th April 2012, 9:29

The 1982 San Marino Grand Prix, 30 years ago today, began with a political row and ended with a bitter feud between team mates – which had tragic consequences.

20 years ago today: Schumacher’s first podium and Mexico’s last race 22nd March 2012, 17:34

Mexico’s last F1 race, held 20 years ago today, saw Michael Schumacher claim his first podium finish.